Born in Southern California, Lori Wylie’s first artistic talent emerged through music. She was blessed with musical parents who encouraged her to move forward in the arts by pursuing her love for the violin and piano. The family moved to the Sacramento area when she was 12, at which time she designed, created and sold unique jewelry pieces. Lori studied Art History and Music at California State University at Sacramento. She also taught flute lessons and played both the flute and piccolo in the Camellia Symphony Orchestra.
"The years I spent training in classical music and improvisational jazz prepared me for my journey in fine art. I've had no formal schooling in painting or metal work and am self taught in my current medium, which can be challenging when things don’t go as planned, yet very fulfilling when every-thing comes together. I have always been intrigued by transparent and illusionary images such as waves, clouds, sun rays and other subjects in nature. The ever changing beauty and complexity of creation is the foundation of inspire-ation behind my work.” Much of my current work is inspired by the breathtaking island of Maui, where I moved in 2010. more >>